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Sep 14, 2013

Agony for Mourinho as Chelsea lose at Everton

LONDON (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea homecoming party turned sour as Everton inflicted a first Premier League defeat on the Portuguese since he returned in the close-season, winning 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Steven Naismith celebrated his 27th birthday by heading the winner in first-half injury time before the hosts clung on with a gritty rearguard display to secure their first victory of the campaign after three straight draws.

Sep 14, 2013

Soccer-Ozil shines for Arsenal, City misfire at Stoke

LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal fans a glimpse of his creative talents in a comfortable 3-1 Premier League win at Sunderland, but Manchester City’s glittering frontline misfired in a goalless stalemate at Stoke City on Saturday.

Arsenal threw 42 million-pound ($66.6 million) signing Ozil into the fray for his debut in the north east and he set up the opener for Olivier Giroud before Aaron Ramsey continued his excellent form by scoring twice in the second half.

Sep 14, 2013

Manchester United labour past 10-man Palace

LONDON (Reuters) – Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney scored to lift Manchester United to a patchy 2-0 home win over 10-man Crystal Palace on Saturday with a workmanlike display that will have done little to worry their Premier League title rivals.

Having failed to find the net in the their last two games, relief echoed around Old Trafford when Van Persie converted a controversial penalty on the stroke of halftime for his third goal of the season.

Sep 14, 2013

Soccer-Manchester United labour past 10-man Palace

LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney scored to lift Manchester United to a patchy 2-0 home win over 10-man Crystal Palace on Saturday with a workmanlike display that will have done little to worry their Premier League title rivals.

Having failed to find the net in the their last two games, relief echoed around Old Trafford when Van Persie converted a controversial penalty on the stroke of halftime for his third goal of the season.

Aug 31, 2013

Negredo helps nervy Man City edge past Hull

LONDON (Reuters) – Alvaro Negredo came off the bench to score for the second successive game as Manchester City edged to a 2-0 win at home to promoted Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday.

With memories of last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to another promoted outfit Cardiff City still fresh, City again looked edgy in defence and lacking inspiration in attack before Negredo found the net.

Aug 31, 2013

Soccer-Negredo helps nervy Man City edge past Hull

LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Alvaro Negredo came off the bench to score for the second successive game as Manchester City edged to a 2-0 win at home to promoted Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday.

With memories of last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to another promoted outfit Cardiff City still fresh, City again looked edgy in defence and lacking inspiration in attack before Negredo found the net.

Aug 29, 2013

Arsenal, Liverpool face local credentials’ tests

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal will be eager to show the north London balance of power has not shifted to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool face a test of their top-four credentials against Manchester United as traditional local rivals clash in the Premier League on Sunday.

Arsenal pipped their neighbours to a Champions League qualifying spot last season, but while Arsene Wenger’s team have been thwarted in their efforts to strengthen their squad, Tottenham have liberally splashed the cash.

Aug 29, 2013

Soccer-Arsenal, Liverpool face local credentials’ tests

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Arsenal will be eager to show the north London balance of power has not shifted to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool face a test of their top-four credentials against Manchester United as traditional local rivals clash in the Premier League on Sunday.

Arsenal pipped their neighbours to a Champions League qualifying spot last season, but while Arsene Wenger’s team have been thwarted in their efforts to strengthen their squad, Tottenham have liberally splashed the cash.

Aug 29, 2013

Soccer-Arsenal, Liverpool face local credentials’ tests

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Arsenal will be eager to show the north London balance of power has not shifted to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool face a test of their top-four credentials against Manchester United as traditional local rivals clash in the Premier League on Sunday.

Arsenal pipped their neighbours to a Champions League qualifying spot last season, but while Arsene Wenger’s team have been thwarted in their efforts to strengthen their squad, Tottenham have liberally splashed the cash.

Aug 25, 2013

Arsenal end crisis talk, Liverpool win again

LONDON (Reuters) – Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud gave food for thought to Arsenal fans craving a new striker by scoring in a 3-1 Premier League win at Fulham on Saturday while Liverpool made it two victories from two games at Aston Villa.

Podolski netted twice after forward partner Giroud had grabbed the opener for Arsenal who put to bed all talk of an early-season crisis by landing their first points of the campaign.